Datuk Charged over Land Scam

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Three men, including a ‘Datuk’, were charged at the Selayang Sessions Court today for allegedly deceiving nine individuals over non-existent payments for land transfers amounting to RM689,181 six years ago.

Datuk Nor Hasnal Hashmi, 49, Sayyid Walid Hasuana, 31, and Mohd Rozali Rajiei, 48, all former directors of the company, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read out to them before Judge Rasyihah Ghazali.

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Both Nor Hasnal and Sayyid Walid faced five charges of deceiving five individuals to make them believe that they were to transfer land plots for the construction of five houses, which led the five to give RM455,512 to Masgenuine Alliance Holdings Sdn Bhd as payment for the non-existent land transfer.

Nor Hasnal faced an additional four charges for committing the same offence on four others that had led them to handover RM689,181 to Darul Hebat Holdings Sdn Bhd as payment for the non-existent land transfer.

The offences were allegedly committed in Bandar Baru Selayang, Gombak between Jan 16, 2012, and Nov 6, 2015.

Deputy public prosecutor Rozana Husin proposed a bail of RM230,000 for Nor Hasnal, RM130,000 for Sayyid Walid and RM100,000 for Mohd Rozali.

However, lawyers Datuk Hasnal Rezua Merican and Saleh Ahmad who represented the accused pleaded for the amount to be reduced.

Rasyihah allowed Nor Hasnal a bail of RM72,000, Sayyid Walid RM48,000 and Mohd Rozal RM26,000, with one surety respectively.

The trio also had to hand over their passports to the court, report themselves to the police station twice a month, and warned not to harass the victims and their families.

The suspects were charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same code which carries a maximum jail sentence of ten years, whipping and fine.